DISCRETIONARY PROJECT GRANTS FOR
TRAINING REHABILITATION PERSONNEL
(CFDA No. 84.129)
I. PROGRAM PROFILE
Legislation: Rehabilitation Act of 1973, P.L. 93-112, as amended, Title
I, Part C, Section 304(a), (20 U.S.C. 774). (Expires September 30,
Funding Since 1980:
Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation
1980 $40,000,000 $28,500,000
1981 45,000,000 21,675,000
1982 25,500,000 19,200,000
1983 25,500,000 19,200,000
1984 22,000,000 22,000,000
Purpose: To support projects to increase the numbers and improve the
skills of personnel trained in providing vocational rehabilitation ser-
vices to handicapped people.
II. RESPONSE TO 6EPA 417(a)
A. Goals and Objectives
o To improve the skill level and increase the numbers of rehabilitation
personnel trained in manpower shortage areas.
o To support the training of rehabilitation workers in job development
and placement skills.
o To improve, through training and communication of standards, the
management of rehabilitation programs.
B. Progress and Accomplishments
o Focused State agency efforts on training rehabilitation workers in
areas of manpower shortage.
o Facilitated the emergence of new rehabilitation professionals who
trained the handicapped to live independently, to develop job skills*
and to seek employment. under the Act.